A Report from Your District Councillors

A Report from Your District Councillors

Now that the election is a distant memory the hard work now begins in earnest. Going forward we will be giving you a regular report on news from across the District, and in particular decisions and projects that directly affect our community. The Littleport Station Gateway We are extremely pleased to report that this project has been made a priority and we are pushing for a resolution to this. The Littleport Schools Planning approval was…

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Arts are Alive in Littleport Library

Arts are Alive in Littleport Library

On March 24th Littleport Library played host to its first Arts Alive in Libraries event, a performance of two M R James ghost stories by local actor, Robert Lloyd Parry. I am delighted to say that the feedback from the forty seven strong audience was also extremely positive; “Excellent, atmospheric, very entertaining and spine chilling!”; “So nice to come to something local and affordable.”; “Really enjoyable performance. Extremely good value!”; “Hope there are more events…

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A Day in the Life of Timebank

A Day in the Life of Timebank

Childline / NSPCC Success “I am so delighted with the hard work of all our local Littleport Timebank volunteers and the fantastic turn out that made our Childline/NSPCC Charity Event at the Children’s Centre in Parsons Lane such a success,” said a delighted Littleport Timebank Co-ordinator Caline Easey who announced that they had raised £451.54. “Local traders and individuals providing generous donations for our raffle and tombola boosted the coffers,” said Caline. “I just wanted…

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Time to Bank Some Litter Picking

Time to Bank Some Litter Picking

The Littleport Timebank members wanted to do something positive for the community, and so with this in mind, we decided that undertaking a litterpick was a positive way that everyone could get stuck in, and get involved. With input from Cambridge County Council, Amey Cespa and East Cambs Council, the date and location was set for half term so that even our youngest members could participate. The weather was bright and sunny and volunteers from…

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Reviewed Bus Service

Reviewed Bus Service

Reviewed bus services progress as new timetable specifications are issued for tender Following a process of community engagement and discussion through a Working Group, several bus services under review are now at the penultimate stage of the process where new timetables have been designed and issued for tender. The following bus services are currently out for tender: 117 (Upware – Soham – Ely) 125 (Wardy Hill/Little Downham – Ely) – includes current service 116 129…

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What’s on at Littleport Library

What’s on at Littleport Library

Children and Young People Our wonderful volunteers continue to deliver Story/Rhymetime sessions on a Monday (during term-time) at 10.15 for 0-4 year olds. Parents, grandparents or carers are welcome to bring those in this age group to join us. It’s a great way to meet others and to enjoy some wonderful rhymes and stories with your children/grandchildren. If you are interested in being part of our rota of Volunteers delivering rhymes and stories for this…

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News from your Fire Service

News from your Fire Service

Crew Commander Andrew Harrison and Firefighter David Murfitt were both awarded their medals for their dedication to the fire service . Both joined Littleport in 1993 and have served here ever since. This makes 4 of our serving crew who have been awarded this medal. Some recent incidents: Could it happen to me? Littleport station was called to one of the more rare incidents this quarter. A call was received from Norfolk to a building…

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Littleport Library

Littleport Library

Children and Young People Story/Rhymetime sessions continue to be delivered by volunteers on a Monday at 10.15 for 0-4 year olds. The Young Adult Reading Group meets monthly on a Friday. Over 50? The Library is opened exclusively on one Thursday each month for a Library Group with a guest speaker and refreshments are available. Our Free “Introduction to IT” sessions run on a Wednesday afternoon for three weeks. We now have a “Computer Buddy”…

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The Littleport Community Magazine Group Chairman’s Report

The Littleport Community Magazine Group Chairman’s Report

year ended March 2010 As I write this we are preparing for our fourth Annual General Meeting, the magazine having begun life in 2006. Littleport Life issues 13 to 16 inclusive were published in the year in question and a further three have been published since. The Magazine benefits from a small, strong, volunteer Editorial Team who are determined to keep producing a good quality community magazine profitably and my thanks to them for sticking…

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A Year in the Life of your Leisure Centre

A Year in the Life of your Leisure Centre

At this time of year we all look back over the successes and failures of 2010 and look to see what we can do to improve in 2011. Trike The Leisure Centre Committee recently looked back over its diary and saw Ely Archers using the Centre in January and Newmarket Badminton in February. March found us hosts to a caravan rally and bowls competition. In April we had a further caravan rally and the annual…

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